Category Archives: Change

Flying A Drone. It’s Way Harder Than It Looks

My shortcut through our community college, revealed 6 people standing on the baseball field 10 feet apart. They flew drones to the outfield, then back. This was a class in Wilderness Firefighting.  Here in Oregon, aerial surveillance can be a … Continue reading

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Hardly Any Shooting Stars Left

I’m so blessed…. Here’s what they’re saying about Hardly Any Shooting Stars Left: A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys action and memorable characters with larger-than-life personalities. The story unfolds against the background of contemporary life in the American West … Continue reading

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Can’t See The Light   

I have a trick to keep me buoyed during this dark time of season. I cut off the tops of onions (just the green parts) and use them in stews and tummy-warming casseroles. Then I stick the bulbs in about … Continue reading

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The Gift for Someone Who Doesn’t Need Anything

This came out 6 years ago, but my 2 brain cells don’t remember it, so maybe you’ll enjoy it again, too. Many of the readers of Before Morning Breaks are folks who’ve tromped the by-ways and vine-littered trails of life. … Continue reading

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What We Leave At the Grave

Recently, I was doing some research for a story and strolling through a cemetery when I encountered a clear plastic box at the foot of a grave. The box was the size you’d store pencils in, but I could easily … Continue reading

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Tell Me It Isn’t So

So a few days ago, I’m at the post office mailing three packages. The twenty-plus-year-old behind the counter asks the usual question. “Anything perishable, fragile, etc. etc.?” “Nope. Only books,” I say. She stops and looks at the size of … Continue reading

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How To Take A Viking River Cruise: Part 2

OR…Do A Grouch A Favor Yes, I’m in the middle of a story. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. Refresh your memory, then come back because, you need to know that in the U.S. February 16th … Continue reading

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How To Take a Viking River Cruise–Part 1.

It’s been a while since my last post. We have a bit of catching up to do. Last Christmas, we decided we’d save our bucks for  anniversary, birthdays, and  Christmas and give ourselves an international  experience in the upcoming year … Continue reading

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How to Survive Your Spouse’s HighSchool Reunion or “I’m Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille”

Hey!  Let’s go on a book tour…and add relatives, and people we haven’t seen or kept track of in years and years. Won’t that be fun?   First Stop:  A Texas High School Reunion. (Go Eagles!!) Now, I’m sure many of you have … Continue reading

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Frankly My Dear….Put on Your Bloomers and Get to Work

Speaking of change…(which I do often),  a couple times a month I work at an adventure clothing store. Mostly I chitter-chat,  and listen to others’ tales.  It’s a writer’s haven for character studies. But every now and then, there are … Continue reading

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